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Green Sand Beach

near Ka Lae South Point, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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The big island of Hawaii's southernmost point features the Green Sand Beach.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“southern point” (49 reviews)
“mile hike” (86 reviews)
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near Ka Lae South Point, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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"southernmost point"
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"southern point"
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"mile hike"
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"pickup truck"
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"wheel drive"
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"climb down"
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"beaches in the world"
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"the big island"
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"bring water"
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"actual beach"
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"long hike"
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"rough terrain"
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"high clearance"
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"cliff jumping"
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"off road"
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"hitch a ride"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great view! About a 6.5 mile round trip trek that’s full of some often most beautiful scenery. Suggest good walking shoes,flip flops not recommended. Have a water bottle and you might want to pack a light lunch to have at the end. For older couples...More

Thank 361archiew
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you decide to hike in, be prepared and go early. The terrain is uneven and it gets very hot by the middle of the day. So, naturally, that means take plenty of water, wear good walking shoes, etc., and keep the designer outfit behind....More

Thank Judy U
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a very pretty, peaceful green sandy beach. Since it’s a 3-mile hike to reach the beach, it’s not as crowded as a lot of the other beaches, but it’s worth the visit. My wife and I are in our mid-60's and have no...More

Thank Philip B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I came to Hawai‘i for our honeymoon. So, we rented a Jeep so we could do some off roaring, which our rental company told us if we were to take extra insurance on it, we are good to visit Waipio Valley and...More

Thank Christie J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Papakōlea was a picturesque hike along the coast with a rewarding view at the end. It took about an hour to walk down (and an hour to walk back) from the parking area and while there are no signs along the way and many paths...More

Thank Caitlin J
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As you approach the green sand beach, there is a fork in the road where a group of men in pick up trucks offer a ride to the beach. Because I have mobility issues, we asked if I would have to walk to the beach...More

Thank NatureLover059
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was without a doubt one of our most memorable places to visit on Big Island. Keana, a local lady, drove us there in a Polaris. It was a wild ride but Keana was so careful that we thoroughly enjoyed everything. The green sand is...More

Thank jcy20162016
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place, a must see. I read there are only 4 Green sand beaches in the world so it is likely the only one I’ll ever see. Took about an hour to walk in from the parking lot. It is relatively level walk, rocky in...More

Thank Jeffery S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided not to pay the 20 dollar fee and we took our Jeep. It was scary but it was awesome. I highly recommend this adventure and when you make it to the end take some time to play in the water and enjoy the...More

3  Thank Nico C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there with no info of what to expect and it was an amazing experience! About a mile before reaching the parking lot (where the walk is supposed to start) there are a couple of local guys offering a lift for USD 20... TAKE...More

Thank MJoseDominguez
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Fionacly
23 October 2017|
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Response from louisg319 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure probably not Uber or Lyft
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KatzTravels
30 January 2017|
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Response from Jennifer K | Reviewed this property |
They will approach you on the parking area. I think the hike itself added to the experience though and I wouldn't pay for the ride personally. I would suggest being sunscreens up as it's very windy and you don't realize... More
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8 January 2017|
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Response from Jeff A | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, it was moderately rough. My wife is a competitive master's swimmer, and she refused to go in. People think Hawaii is a theme park. #1 cause of death for tourists is drowning. You couldn't pay me to go... More
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